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UHD Community Invited To Creative Writing Faculty Reading March 30

Celebrating The Talents Of Daniel Peña, Anthony Sutton, & Stalina Villarreal


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The College of Humanities & Social Sciences’ Department of English and the Cultural Enrichment Center are hosting another Creative Writing Faculty Reading, 4 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, in the Welcome Center TDECU Tour Room.

“Anthony Sutton, Daniel Peña, and Stalina Villarreal are all extraordinarily accomplished writers who bring to their classes not only their own great talents, but their enthusiasm for the work our students do,” said Dr. Jane Creighton, Professor of English.

This in-person event features three faculty members from the Department of English:

  • Daniel Peña, Associate Professor of English
  • Anthony Sutton, Adjunct Professor of English
  • Stalina Villarreal, Assistant Professor of Creative Writing

“We have terrific faculty who will share their thrilling words,” said Dr. Stalina Villarreal, UHD Assistant Professor of English. “We look forward to the UHD Community joining us to listen and appreciate great literature.”

Upcoming Event

Monday, April 11
‘The Art of Advocacy: A Creative Career’
UHD English Alumna Ana Laurel, Attorney with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid
2:30 – 3:45 p.m.
Academic Building, Room A629

For more information, contact villarreals@uhd.edu.


About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.